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Original Site, Prior to Installation

cognitive garden

About Annette Montoya

  • Annette Montoya
    Annette Montoya

Planning stages, early Fall 2018

  • Measuring the site for the crab labyrinth, Fall 2018
    Measuring the site for the labyrinth, Fall 2018

Breaking Ground, March 2019

  • Dig in! Official groundbreaking of the garden
    Dig in! Official groundbreaking of the garden

Waterford High School, Making Mosaics

  • Waterford High School Art Teacher Shelley Concasia in action!
    Waterford High School Art Teacher Shelly Concasia in action!

Something About Mary Ballachino

  • Mary demos for students at Nathan Hales Arts Magnet School in New London.
    Mary demos for students at Nathan Hales Arts Magnet School in New London.

The Giving Garden

  • Annette rolls back sod to reveal the clean edge cut by Burnetts Landscaping
    Annette rolls back sod to reveal the clean edge cut by Burnetts Landscaping

Scout The Berm Whale and The Boy Scouts Who Shaped Him

  • Annette explains what needs to be done for the day
    Annette explains what needs to be done for the day

More on the Mosaics

  • Shelly and Jeff grouting
    Shelly and Jeff grouting

Waterford HS Mosaics

Sailboat mosaicSea turtle mosaicPatterned mosaicBeach umbrella mosaicFishies-in-love mosaicDolphin mosaicShell mosaicMoon jelly mosaicSeagull mosaicWave mosaicBeach umbrellasSeashell mosaicBlack octopus mosaicFish mosaicSeahorse mosaicSun on water mosaicRed octopus mosaicLighthouse mosaicWave mosaicBlue lobster mosaicAnchor mosaicRed sun with boat mosaicHammerhead shark mosaicBeach mosaicRed crab mosaicAnchor mosaicSeal mosaicStarfish mosaicWHS student mosaicLighthouse mosaicDolphin mosaicBeach scene mosaicLighthouse mosaicLighthouse mosaicSea plants mosaicSun mosaicBeach scene mosaicSun mosaicSnail mosaicJellyfish mosaicWhale tail mosaicJellyfish diptych mosaicAngel fish with coral mosaicSea otters mosaicSeagrass mosaic

 

A Nod to Sod

  • Annette with rolls and rolls of sod!
    Annette with rolls and rolls of sod!

 

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Mosaics (pre-grout)

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Everything Will Be OK

  • Annette’s panic moment: is the edging tall enough for sand and pavers?!
    Annette’s panic moment: is the edging tall enough for sand and pavers?!

A-Mazing Labyrinth Making

  • Jacob uses a screed board to level the sand in the edging channel while Charlie checks the fit of a paver
    Jacob uses a screed board to level the sand in the edging channel while Charlie checks the fit of a paver

Coast Guard/Pfizer Volunteer Day

  • Jeff hand-tamps any aggregate that was loosened during the edging process. Now ready for Coast Guard volunteers to help carry pavers over!
    Jeff hand-tamps any aggregate that was loosened during the edging process. Now ready for Coast Guard volunteers to help carry pavers over!

A “Hole” Lot of Dirt

  • Christian preps a load of sand to haul uphill to the site of the rowboat
    Christian preps a load of sand to haul uphill to the site of the rowboat

Field Trip Fun

  • Students greeting Luci in the garden
    Students greeting Luci in the garden

Go Navy!

  • Navy work crew busy at work
    Navy work crew busy at work

It Looks Like A Crab!

  • Jacob and Christian edge the claws and legs with The Beast edging.
    Jacob and Christian edge the claws and legs with The Beast edging.

Reflection on the IDEA Grant

  • The pollinator garden in late spring
    The pollinator garden in late spring

The Amphitheater Colors the Garden

  • Jeff helps with the paver edging
    Jeff helps with the paver edging

Flying High — Drone Photos

  • Aerial view of the garden, looking toward Field House
    Aerial view of the garden, looking toward Field House

One Step Further

  • The massive bolder pile!
    The massive bolder pile!